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Christine A. ‘Chris’ (Curtis) Becker

NORTH CANAAN —Christine A. “Chris” (Curtis) Becker, 70, of North Elm Street passed Oct. 19, 2020, at the Geer Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a battle with cancer.  She was the wife of Francis W. “Bill” Becker.  

Chris was born Jan. 18, 1950, in Sharon, daughter of the late Janice (Surdam) and David Curtis.

Chris worked for many years as a waitress at The Collins Diner in North Canaan.  She had also worked at C.A. Lindell & Sons as well as Geer.  She was a member of the former Christ Church in North Canaan. She was a long time member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Canaan Fire Company. 

She enjoyed Friday night bingo, but her true passions were her family and grandchildren.

 In addition to her husband, she is survived by her daughter, Tonya Roussis and her husband, George, of East Canaan; her son, Brian Carley also of East Canaan; her sister, Donna Williams of Cocoa, Fla.; and her grandchildren,  Regina Hurlburt and her husband, Jonathan Hurlburt, and their son (great-grandson), Mason Hurlburt, Sarah Roussis, Peter Roussis, Tina Bunce, Katy Sherwood, Becky Cahill and Stacey Mullen. Chris is also survived by many great-grandchildren.  

Chris was predeceased by her son, David Carley; and her sister, Janice Curtis.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24, in Mountain View Cemetery on Sand Road in North Canaan. 

Calling hours will be held on Friday, Oct. 23, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Newkirk-Palmer Funeral Home in North Canaan.  

Memorial donations may be made in Chris’ memory to either The Canaan Fire Company, P.O. Box 642, North Canaan, CT 06018; or the North Canaan Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 178, North Canaan, CT 06018.

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